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Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall

We had a hot summer, humidity was high and temps left most people traveling great distances to find refuge from the poor climbing conditions. Now that Fall is here and the cold air is around the corner I started to re discover some areas around my home. I found two new projects at Coopers Rock and recently temps have been cool enough to start trying them. Its amazing what you can discover when you stop wondering and start searching.





Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dog Days

Enjoi!

Dog Days from kevin catlin on Vimeo.

Monday, July 5, 2010

New River Madness


We just got back from a trip to the New River Gorge. Once again I find myself leaving and immediately asking myself when I can make it back again. Here is a still from some of the bouldering that I did on this trip. All the footage will be in the new movie.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Masterpiece

For your viewing enjoyment, video by: chetroy.com





Monday, June 21, 2010

New video in the works!





We spent last weekend out west climbing some great sandstone. Working on a new video that will be ready by the end of the summer. I am planning on traveling to the New next weekend and to Elk the following to shoot some footage. Keep checking back for updates. Cheers!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ghost Pics

Here are some pictures my buddy Trevor Cramer got while we were at ghost over the weekend



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ghost Town

Here is a Quick-E from our latest trip to Ghost. Cheers!

Ghost Town from Tim on Vimeo.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Walking with a Ghost

I am headed to Ghost on Sunday to try one of my projects. The conditions look warm but if the humidity stays low I think it will go. The project traverses a steep section of rock with small holds and almost no feet. Last time I was at Ghost I spotted a line up a 25 foot arete but did not bring a rope or brush to clean it up. This time I got my rope and I am ready to throw down.. might be in the 7b/c range never know, some of the stuff there is deceptively hard. Hope to have video and pics soon. Cheers!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Conglomerate

Here is a short of some great bouldering areas around central pa

Monday, May 3, 2010

Another Elk Vid..

Here is a quick video i put together from our elk trip.


Elk in May

Over the weekend I headed back to elk... With a list of projects longer than any other area around me. It was nice to be back before the dead of summer when most of the technical hard climbing in the area is impossible.

The temps were a little warm for tuggin on the project I worked on last trip but I did manage to put some time in one a stunning black and white sandstone arete. If I had to guess a difficulty I would probably say for me it felt between 11 and 12 depending on how the top section works out. Anyway, the arete is only one of soooooo many beautiful double digit projects in the area. I cant wait to get a little stronger this summer and go back with fresh eyes this fall.

Elk continues to push me to a new level mentally and physically every time I am there. Here are some pictures from our trip all courtesy of Justin Laffey.... THANKS MAN!!









Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ET Roc Comp

If you live in a cave or UTAH you might not have heard about the Earth Trek's Roc Comp... For everyone else this will make much more sense. The ET Roc comp went down over the weekend and it was killer. I helped out forerunning and setting all of last week with some bad ass dudes. The turn out in the pro division was huge. The list included such names as Sharma, Robinson, Woods, Web, Pringle, Puccio, Johnson, Rands..... I am tired of typing names. I wish i had some good media to share but I don't.. Use your search skills to find some videos, guarantee you'll wish you were there.

I put this preview together awhile ago to sike some people up for the climbing season. We are really close to having the short done and it will be much better quality.. till then enjoy this thing and keep reading.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Coopers and such

The last two weekends i have spent some time at coopers rock in WV. Climbed a ton of stuff that i had done in the past and put some time into some new stuff too.. this past weekend i put up two new problems and scrubbed a third.. 1. Shadow Boxer Left (sit start on left arete and hold in center of overhang), 2. Auto Pilot (start on crash & burn and traverse right up obvious moon shaped weakness), 3. Double Digit (just past twist dah hick right before shadow boxer. face climb on the trail... climb good crimps to a side pull and two pockets on top of each other to a sloper jug.). I have media from my recent adventures along with footage from elk and other pa sandstone areas that i am working into a short.. Should have something to entertain everyone with soon.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

As Promised

here is a shorty from our elk trip.. more to come soon!

Monday, March 22, 2010

PA Sandstone

Saturday we made the drive north to climb on some world class pennsylvania sandstone. The sandstone in northern PA is beautiful. It reminds me of a combination of The New, with its huge white sandstone faces and Coopers, with its house size boulders and overhanging faces. The boulders we climbed at sit on top of two ridges separated by a stream. The approach is long and steep but the effort is worth it. At the top of both ridges are house size free standing sandstone boulders. With project after project lining the hill top it can be hard to stay focused.

Our trip went really well and i was able to repeat some of the classics that were established by locals and the select few who have directions to this paradise. I was also able to put up a couple new lines that are sooo rad!! To date each ridge has about 40 - 80 established boulder problems making a grand total of around 120 total established climbs, the idea is to change that this spring. I cant wait to return. Pics and vid to come soon!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Forerunning

I got a call the other day about forerunning the earth treks roc comp... Guess I will be forerunning for the comp, 21st - 23rd. Psyched! I will be working with some bad ass mothers! Hope to see everbody there!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ramblin Man

Climbing a lot inside. It has not broken 30 degrees outside for about two weeks. The PRG winter burn was saturday and i had a good time. Tons of strong heads showed up and it was a good time climbing with people i have not seen in a long time. This saturday i am headed to gretna to try a project and climb some classics. catch everybody on the flip